Lampley's Second-Half Surge Propels Bears Past Buffs
Dec. 9, 2000
BERKELEY, Calif. - Sean Lampley scored all 15 of his points in thesecond half as California beat Colorado 75-63 Saturday night.
Shantay Legans had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists as the GoldenBears (3-3) remained undefeated in three games at Haas Pavilion with asecond-half surge. Cal held the Buffaloes (5-3) scoreless for nearly fourminutes, then capped a 13-4 run on Lampley's jumper with 4:54 left to go up67-54.
Thanks to Cal's strong team defense and some poor shot selection, Coloradowas held nearly 31 points under its average of 94.4 points per game.
Lampley, Cal's leading scorer and rebounder, got into early foul trouble anddidn't get his first basket until the opening minutes of the second half.
But Lampley scored six straight points for the Bears during their decisiverun and played tough defense on leading Colorado scorer D.J. Harrison, who had15 points but was just 2-for-8 after halftime.
Justin Harbert also had 15 points for the Buffaloes, who hit 15 3-pointersin a 119-point outburst - the fourth-highest point total in school history -against Texas-Arlington last Sunday. They managed just nine 3-pointers againstthe Bears, with Harbert and Harrison hitting two apiece.
Colorado scored more than 100 points in its two previous games, but 19turnovers and 37.9 percent shooting snapped the Buffaloes' three-game winstreak.
In a matchup of teams with plenty of willing outside shooters, Cal got 13points from Solomon Hughes and 10 from Nick Vander Laan, the team's twocenters, and prevented the Buffaloes from attacking the hoop consistently.
Bryan Wethers scored nine points for the Bears, and Joe Shipp had eight,including two 3-pointers. Jamahl Mosley and Jose Winston had eight pointsapiece for Colorado.
Cal has won the first two games of a month-long stretch in which the Bearswon't leave the Bay Area. Colorado plays its next three games at home.
By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer